Jiaguo Qi

Name:Jiaguo Qi
Role:SSC member
Affiliation:Michigan State University, USA

Academic background:
Harbin Normal University, China, B. S., Physics, 1981
University of Arizona, Dept. of Soil and Water Science, M. S., 1989
University of Arizona, Dept. of Soil and Water Science, Ph.D., 1993

Current position(s):
Director: Center for Global Change and Earth Observations, Michigan State University
Professor: Department of Geography, Michigan State University

Scientific expertise and interests:
To better understand the responses/feedbacks of coupled human and natural systems, my research endeavor focuses on: 1) Development of methodologies to improve our understanding of coupled human and natural processes, 2) Development of geospatial tools to allow a quantification of spatial and temporal patterns and processes resulting from complex interactions between human and natural systems, 3)Use case studies in different part of the world to understand the nature of the coupled nature-human systems. The geographic areas of my research include North America, Southeast Asia, East Asia, Central Asia, East and West Africa, South America, and Australia. Recent research focuses on the integration of environmental and social sciences to study the consequences of the socioeconomic reform on land degradation in China and climate change impact on human systems in East Africa.

College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering Peking University
No.5 Yiheyuan Road Haidian District Beijing, P.R.China 100871
E-mail: mairs-fe@mairs-fe.org